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Thursday
Mar052015

Managing compliance in China's emerging new civilization

President Xi Jinping visits UNESCO in Paris in 2014A new phase has begun in the maturation of China as an economic superpower, an era that President Xi Jinping has taken to calling “the new normal.” The ongoing challenge for Beijing is to transition from a largely investment-propelled, export-oriented economy to one increasingly driven by consumption.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Colombia debate: Investors should look for real compliance programs

Yesterday's post by Jose Da Silva about progress in Colombia against graft is a welcome push back to the out of date stereotype that corruption is just how business is done there. To paraphrase a senior executive at Siemens, there are honest, decent people everywhere who want to do business the right way. You find them and then you can do bribe-free business.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Job: Legal Compliance Specialist (Nike - Beaverton, OR)

Job Title: Legal Compliance Specialist

Employer: Nike

Location:  Beaverton, Oregon (USA)

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Is the London property market a safe haven for dirty money?

According to a report Wednesday from Transparency International, the boom in the London property market has been fueled by dirty money from around the world.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

I confess. Colombia isn't perfect

Yes it's true. Latin America is perceived as a high-risk destination, with too much corruption and government oversight that falls short when measured against the United States, Europe, and other more developed economies.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

FinCEN: Bank linked to ‘cash for kids’ scheme ignored red flags

The First National Community Bank of Dunmore, Pennsylvania (FNCB) admitted that it failed to file suspicious activity reports on transactions linked to the judicial corruption scheme known as "cash for kids" that spanned more than five years.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Avoiding neomercantilist fallacies when thinking about the FCPA

Readers of the FCPA Blog are no strangers to the heightened attention recently paid to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Much of that attention, unfortunately, comes from a neomercantilist perspective.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

How do pharmas pay bribes? The SEC counts the ways

In a speech Tuesday at CBI's Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress in Washington D.C., the head of the SEC's enforcement division, Andrew Ceresney, left, talked about the most common ways pharmas violate the FCPA.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Joe Murphy: U.S. antitrust lawyers are nervous about 'business-side enforcement'

In his post yesterday about "business-side enforcement," Mike Scher made some good points. But here's one big reason why “collective action" has not caught on in the U.S.: antitrust. We antitrust lawyers are very nervous about clients meeting and talking with competitors. 

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Fake tax receipts drive China compliance folks xiao (crazy)

I recently wrote on the FCPA Blog about anti-corruption internal controls in China related to the Bruker Corporation settlement. That post focused mainly on policy translation, local language training, and independent compliance oversight of local operations. Another common compliance weakness, in my experience, relates to disbursement controls in China -- specifically, the unfortunately all-too-common problem of inauthentic fa piao. 

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